Ubisoft announced on Thursday that starting August 17, Rayman Origins will be available for free on PC through Uplay for anyone that claims it.
Rayman Origins will replace Splinter Cell 1, which has been available for a month.These free games are part of Ubisoft’s 30 years celebrations. Ubisoft also released Prince of Persia: Sands of time during their 30 years celebrations.
Ubisoft released its games through the Ubisoft Club. Ubisoft Club rewards players for their commitment within the games. The club awards its members with exclusive content and benefits like discounts on the Uplay Shop.
Back in June, Ubisoft announced that they will give a free PC game every month for the rest of the year. The announcement was part of its Ubi 30 Celebrations during the E3. The Remaining games for the Ubi 30 Celebration are still undisclosed.
“WE COULD NOT CELEBRATE UBISOFT 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT RAYMAN. CREATED IN 1995 BY MICHEL ANCEL, RAYMAN IS ONE OF THE FEW PLATFORMING CHARACTERS THAT HAS BEEN CREATED AT THE 32-BIT ERA THAT IS STILL ALIVE TODAY,” wrote Ubisoft in the blurb accompanying the game.
Rayman was originally released on Atari Jaguar. The game has become Ubisoft’s video game to travel across the most different platforms.
The release also included some interesting trivia about Rayman. Rayman was originally designed without arms and legs for the simple reason that arms and legs are really hard to animate. Being limbless became Rayman’s signature style giving him more speed and dynamism. It also gave him his most popular movies like the throwing fist.
Rayman Origins became the fourth main Rayman title when it was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PCs in November 2011. The game featured many positive reviews when it came out. The levels vary from familiar takes on platforming staples including cloud levels and underwater levels
The Gameplay centers on its side-scrolling platformer mechanics and features simultaneous on-screen cooperative gameplay for up to four players.
“EVERYTHING ABOUT RAYMAN’S ARRIVAL ON PC IS SLICK AND JOYFUL. ORIGINS IS A RARE AND HEFTY SLAB OF UNCOMPROMISED PLEASURE,” wrote PCGamer on a Rayman Origins review.
Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends followed Rayman Origins in late August 2013, the sequel also achieved similar levels of praise. Rayman Legends is the latest game of the Rayman franchise. It was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Windows PCs.